Jannik Sinner beat Novak Djokovic, number 1 in the world, by three sets to 1 – partials of 6/1, 6/2, 6/7 and 6/3 in 3h26 of play – and secured qualification for the Australian Open final.
Facing the biggest Grand Slam winner in history, Jannik had a practically perfect performance. Playing absurd tennis, the Italian made Djokovic suffer like rarely seen in the Serbian’s career.
Serving with great precision, Sinner closed the game without being broken once – even in the set that Djokovic won, it took a tiebreak to decide it.
With this, Sinner interrupted a series of 33 consecutive victories by the Serb in the tournament, a singles record that also belongs to Monica Seles.
In the next phase, Sinner, number four in the ATP rankings, will face the winner of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.